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Modern Languages & Linguistics PhD Projects

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  Exploring “Learning Spaces” in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  Dr R Shanks, Dr V Greenier
Applications accepted all year round

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This study will explore the ways in which the physical learning environment (i.e.
  Cross-cultural differences in nonverbal behaviours during face-to-face communication
  Dr M Chu
Applications accepted all year round

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. Effective cross-cultural interaction requires not only understanding spoken language but also the ability to decode nonverbal cues in face-to-face communication.
  Establishing whether children form stereotypes via statistical learning
  Dr D Martin, Dr J Hutchison
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will establish how children’s social stereotypes form as they repeatedly encounter social information across different situations.
  Sentence planning in bilingual speakers: Incrementality and adaptation in native and non-native language production.
  Dr A Konopka
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How do speakers put thoughts into words? Native speakers normally plan what they are going to say incrementally.
  Sounds in the womb: fetal reactions to what they hear
  Dr N Reissland
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Fetuses can hear from around the 23rd week of gestation. They are exposed to a variety of language and non-language sounds in the womb.
  Interart dialogue and transmedial receptions of nineteenth-century French poetry
  Dr C Ardrey
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project, supervised by Dr Caroline Ardrey will examine artistic dialogues and transmedial reception histories of nineteenth-century French poetry.
  The Dark Side of Translation: 20th and 21st Century Translation from Russian as a Political Phenomenon in the UK, Ireland, and the USA PhD Studentship (RusTrans), Department of Modern Languages.
  Dr M Maguire, Dr C McAteer
Application Deadline: 2 September 2019

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The RusTrans project explores the role played by Russian-to-English literary translation in constructing national identity. It includes four case studies of translators of Russian literature and their networks, in Ireland, the UK, and the USA.
  The acquisition of morphology in children: understanding the factors involved in children’s comprehension and production of correct inflections
  Prof E Lieven, Prof A Theakston
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Morphology is the study of the prefixes or endings that change the meanings of words (called inflections). In English, -s, codes number (girl-girlS); -ed codes past tense (eg.
  Bilingual Language Processing: Investigating the similarities and differences between native and non-native sentence comprehension
  Dr I Cunnings
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A considerable literature has investigated whether non-native speakers of a language process their non-native language in the same way as native speakers.
  Community resilience in an age of austerity – examining volunteering as a response to public sector cuts
  Research Group: Strategy and International Business group
  Dr G Nichols, Dr M McGuinness
Applications accepted all year round

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This research will examine community response to cuts in local government support of traditional leisure services through the theoretical frameworks of social capital (1), the big society (2, 3), community resilience (4,5) and how these are constructed and understood in the context of disruption to local community structures arising from austerity measures.
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